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Key Documents: Section III. Journalism Education: Preparation for Change - Schools of Journalism: Values and Curriculum
There are more than 400 journalism-based degree programs around the country, undergraduate and graduate. The nine selected here fit a particular set of criteria designed to identify a representative group of the institutions offering master's programs in the field. These are the only schools of journalism—as opposed to departments or isolated programs—currently offering pre-professional masters programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) under the latest standards put into play in 2005. (See the ACEJMC Accrediting Standards document in this section for specific accreditation requirements.) All of these pre-professional programs set the tone for their efforts with a formal statement of mission, goals or coveted values. Some of these are just brief references to a school's broader purpose, beliefs or intent. For instance, Columbia emphasizes upholding “standards of excellence,” Oregon promises to “prepare students for professional and leadership roles” throughout the industry, and the William ...